Sāmoan Language Week resourceVaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa

Practise Sāmoan words and phrases, and explore the Sāmoan culture for Sāmoan Language Week.

We also have a new Sāmoan language activity book to use at home or in the classroom!

Learning areas and strands

Social Sciences, Arts, Learning Languages

Education type

Education resource

Suitable for

Sāmoan and non-Sāmoan speakers of all ages

Te Whāriki

Belonging | Mana Whenua, Communication | Mana Reo

Download the Sāmoan language week teachers' resource (2.39 MB)

The resource

The resource includes:

  • an exploration of themes related to environments, diversity, and sustainability

  • Gagana Sāmoa pronunciation support and access to helpful words and phrases

  • activity ideas, and tala (story) and pese (song) resources

  • details of how to take part in a nation-wide initiative to recognise Gagana Sāmoa Champions (Sāmoan Language Champions).

This education resource was co-created by Te Papa and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

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